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Optihumanist Principles

David Wallace Croft


  • Reality is real. There is no Heaven and there is no Hell. The supernatural and the paranormal do not exist. Reason and the Scientific Method are paths to the truth.

  • Persistence persists. Survival is the absolute good. Genetic egoism is the rational self-interest of our genes. The purpose of the acorn is to produce more acorns. Children are blessings we give to ourselves.

  • Individuals choose. Our fates are determined by our genetics, our environments, and our choices. Power is the ability to control one's own destiny. Determinism and free will are compatible. Reproduction, life span, and risk are personal choices.

  • Democracy liberates. Where there is voting, there is respect for individual rights. We meet in fellowship as equals. Everyone deserves to be free.

  • Capitalism is freedom. Human rights and property rights are synonymous. Free markets and democracy are inseparable. Everyone profits from voluntary exchange.

  • Death is not inevitable. The mind can be preserved independent of the brain. Where the gods fail us, human technology will succeed. We will achieve salvation in this world.

  • Optihumanism is a religion. We answer the call for a new religion compatible with science and reason. We gather in fellowship to educate and to celebrate. We find meaning in ourselves, our children, and each other.

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